How did human vision and engineering change the world between 1900 and 1999? Let this unique atlas of 20th-Century World Architecture (Phaidon, $200) show you some of the ways. Organized by geographic region, this masterpiece of design and information highlights some 750 structures, ranging from cultural centers to banks, wineries and farms to embassies and estates. Beloved icons like Wright’s Fallingwater are examined as well as less familiar projects, such as art nouveau buildings in China. You can also observe a planetarium in Moscow and compare the Glass House of New Canaan, Connecticut, with the Glass House in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Phaidon has drawn on the resources of an extensive list of experts to present the work of nearly 700 different architects. Weighing in at over eighteen pounds, and with dimensions (27” x 13.7” x 3.3”) that are just short of life-size, this dazzling volume is truly a world-class production.
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